Countermeasures against forum spam

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Countermeasures against forum spam

Post by fyr77 »

Hello everyone,

I am fyr77 and I am temporarily assisting Kyodai in managing the forum, since he currently does not have a lot of free time. I have deleted around 2500 (!) bot accounts from this site yesterday, including their spam messages. I hope I have not accidentally deleted any legitimate users, but if your account got deleted please create a new one and reply to this post, so I can attempt to restore your posts from the database backup.

Since the captcha mechanisms included in phpBB (the forum software used here) are all broken by bots already, I have decided to switch to hCaptcha for new sign-ups - this seems to be working, at least for now.

Have a great day!
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Re: Countermeasures against forum spam

Post by bttr »

Thanks a lot! 8-)
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